Southern & Jewish

Southern & Jewish celebrates the stories, people, and experiences – past and present – of Jewish life in the American South. Hosted by the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, posts come from educators, students, rabbis, parents, artists, and many other “visitors-to and daily-livers-of” the Southern Jewish experience. From road trips to recipes to reflections, we’ll explore a little bit of everything – well, at least all things Southern and/or Jewish. Shalom, y’all!

Mixing Some Meaning Into My Breakfast

Or, adding a little Jewish value(s) to your oatmeal

When in Rome (or New Orleans)

Jewish life thrives at Mardi Gras and all year round

Is “The Good Place” Jewish?

Because some of its ideas about the afterlife sure are...

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Why Meditation and Mindfulness is Helpful (And Jewish)

Jewish (And Safe) In “Redneck Country”

On finding a welcoming home in the small-town South


Across the South and across the world, beauty abounds in Arks

Southern & Western & Complicated

Sometimes even writers we admire miss the mark on the places we know

Brisketless in Blacksburg

On keeping kosher in the small-town South